Why NOBODY Bought These

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    Just because a car is great doesn't mean it sells well. Unfortunately, some of the best cars ever were complete failures from a marketing standpoint! We put together 9 of the coolest cars that flopped in the market. RIP, this is the D-List.
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    1. Joey Parnell

      I had my first kiss in a contour svt ☺️

      1. Steve Peterson

        Yeah, but everybody liked to kiss Joey!

      2. jesskimo35

        @steven c Hell yeah, I had a "new edge" cougar in high school, they shared the 2.5 engine with the contour.. iirc the 3.0 swap came from the early 2000's Taurus. Everybody wanted that sweet looking svt intake manifold though 👌 lol

      3. Ronald Gideon

        @Anthony Gianni Testing it out right now. Seems good so far :)

      4. Anthony Gianni

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      5. ricky v

        @west family BIG! LOL

    2. Supa Fance

      You've lost a ton of weight proud of you

    3. Christo

      Got.nuthin to do with sales bub. a car that doesn't get a big enough government subsidy to build....scrub that, ALL cars are built with government subsidies. If Subsidy dries up then manufacturers pull out. Hooray to taxpayer funded people's cars!

    4. gothops154

      In 20 years the value of Chevy SS’s will be thru the roof. Look at the BMW e39, the SS is the modern version of that

    5. Sean Tremblay

      No room on this list for the XJ220?

    6. Jared Champagne

      This exact topic has always fascinated me, awesome to see a video about it. A lot of these made me sad. ESPECIALLY the Chevy SS, that was the coolest subtle sleeper on the planet. A true monster grocery getter. I loved that it existed and that GM made it, I was so sad that no one understood what it was!

    7. Bo J.

      Subaru Baja is just butt ugly and I think that's all the explanation you need

    8. Jake Fleezy

      Found a 99 contour svt with 70k original miles for 7k at a local dealership. I went in to test drive/possibly buy, but it had already sold 😔

    9. aoflhs

      pretty sure why no one bought the viper is because: the people who can afford it don't want to be seen in a Chrysler dealership. imagine being a successful person sent your viper to the dealer for an oil change, end up sit next to a fat sweaty grand caravan owner in the waiting room. lol.

    10. Zechariah Bassenheim

      I'd love to have a Viper if it were affordable

    11. Zechariah Bassenheim

      I'd love to have an LFA

    12. tigerpjm

      I've owned two of the cars on the list! Focus RS and Holden Commodore V8. Both were great cars.

    13. YoungBlaze

      The Viper looked like a Corvette

    14. alldaydill

      I bought my GT Stinger without test driving it.. and I still get rock hard when I start it up.

    15. Tim Nelson


    16. Jonny 5ive

      god, isn't that avanti the worst reboot car ever? does james do a reboot car series?

    17. Jonny 5ive

      when the LFA and the contour svt are on the same list, you know somebody fd up the whole enchilayda

    18. kobura2805

      focus RS's are cool if you like totally unsupported cylinder walls

    19. Jesse Kozak


    20. Brandon Rogers

      The viper was always the muscle car you couldn’t afford but nice to look at. People want the traditional muscle car look back. All this electric and modern bs is disgusting.

    21. bikinggreg

      If Subaru had put the two plastic seats form the Brat in back of the Baja, they would have sold the shit out of them.

    22. James B The Joke

      Price, price is always the factor. Car companies keep pumping out SUVs (because of price margins to profits). The problem with them is SUVs and their obscene costs are only really affordable to Boomers. A market that is going to shrink/disappear. They don’t have any other options which are affordable or appealing to young people. This is why the next generation of car buyers are looking at things like rideshare. They need a car, but nothing is appealing enough to own, so they will rent boring cars to do the bare minimum. Car dealers need to target vanners ( van life youth, pack your skateboards, bikes etc and girlfriend and go for a road trip) cheap coupes (rwd, below $25k, let buyers tune using a big parts catalog) etc... SUVs are about as attractive to younger buyers as the family minivan was to 90s kids.

    23. TurboManTom

      Uh I think someone doesn't understand what a flop is......

    24. Ohyeah What

      The "redo" of the Viper was a massive mistake. If they had redesigned with a rear transaxle and got rid of that horrible massive tunnel next to your feet, they would have improved the car immensely and made it handle even better. But no, they just went with what they had. Kind of like if Chevy had left all the Corvettes looking like the early 70's version to this day.

    25. 408 SIXBBL

      This guy is a bit obnoxious.

    26. Jennie Brinker

      Your funny. Looking.

    27. salt & vinegar squares

      the contour SVT is fucking wicked, we got it as the mondeo ST24 here in the UK and i really want one

    28. Opus Dei

      1:42 Thank me later

    29. James Dumas

      "Sounds like a pretty nice bag of peanuts' What a stupid thing to say. That 4 door Chevy SS, had 4 doors and looked like every other 4 door sedan. That's why it didn't sell. The Ford Contour didn't sell because it only had a small under powered V6 and 4 doors. If Chevy or Ford would make Thunderbird's, Galavie's Chevell's with nice V8 like the Dodge Challenger's 485HP 6.4 Hemi maybe then they would sell.

    30. Jeremy Utley

      The Lexus LFA maybe dead but it went to heaven and I hope it's waiting there for me when I get there.

    31. sokin jon

      "I grew all this corn!" Damn now that's a real man.

      1. sokin jon

        If vipers are in hell I really want to go to hell

    32. Keegan Cook

      I cry when I see the price of the RS

    33. Zachary Zylka


    34. SiliconFix

      Pretty sure those ss DID come badged as Caprice in some cases. So SS wasn't all they were known as.

    35. TheTexasViper


    36. Boost And Redline

      I would’ve loved me a Chevy SS

    37. Vonkrakenhaus 777

      How about making a salad in the shower? Anyone?

    38. erik spence

      Struggled with it's identity and now it's hell!!..🤣🤣🤣🤣.. perfect

    39. erik spence

      Btw...anyone notice this man isn't looking to healthy ... Prayers to you brother...

    40. Dj Luminol

      One of my friends in hs mom had an SVT contour for a bit. It was a fun car. Nimble and quick for what it was.

    41. enigmaPL

      Viper will forever be remembered as something truly awesome. The only reason I didn't buy one, was finances. I wanted to, but it would be irresponsible if I swapped my house/utility payments for car payments. I WILL have a Viper in my life sooner or later, before I die.

    42. Johnny Enright

      Great Vid 👍 I'm gonna go buy some soap and grow some corn now

    43. Omar Dejesus

      How about the fact that Mitsubishi killed the Eclipse and made it an Cross SUV... SMH

    44. Alec Miller

      Time for me to head on over To Craigslist to find good deals

    45. Mils Garage

      LMFAO Your content is always hilarious. Great work sir 👍

    46. Josiah Sinsheimer

      Drinking game, take a drink every time he mentions a car being in Hell and every time he says bag of peanuts

    47. Dylan van der Merwe

      James every LFA that was made was bought

    48. Topshot37

      If vipers are in hell I really want to go to hell

    49. Loulovesspeed

      I really think this video would have been much nicer to listen to without all the juvenile interjections, but.......................probably just showing my age!

    50. CreoleRep7

      Man I forgot how good Donut Media is lmfaooo

    51. Justin

      Chevrolet Volt It's a great car that would have been perfect for so many people, but sadly never really took off. It's all-electric range is still unmatched by many new plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. As a used vehicle it's an incredible value and I'd argue the best value used vehicle on the market today.

    52. Miles Rains

      The word “NARCAR” is not descriptive of the race car but rather the sanctioning body.

    53. doliio volay

      When he said Limp Bizkit Cds and the cd binder that really took me back lol

      1. doliio volay

        If you want people to be able to finish USfilm video try to be less of a douchebag.

    54. Craig Scott

      Why was the Viper unsuccessful one word. Corvette

    55. Voll Milch

      Anyone noticed his Fahrvergnügen hat?😂

    56. Zaid Adham

      The only thing this video is convincing me to do is buy a bag of peanuts. Kudos bro!

    57. NacerWar Acer

      Review Proton Car please 😀

    58. That One Monkey

      My father had a Lexus 430 sc, and now when we see an LFA, we admire it.

    59. Tucson Jr

      "We like the Weird ones around here" 🤣🤣🤣

    60. Elisha Rudy

      dude got a thing about peanuts

    61. Christian Kirbo

      what happened to up to speed?

    62. username

      The Chevy SS was built to satisfy a production requirement for the factory in Australia. IIRC, it was cheaper to make the SS and take a loss on it than it would have been to terminate the production line at the time.

    63. Tieson2012

      I loved my contour SVT... such a fun car, but yes, pain in the ASS to work on.

    64. ``

      Walked into a Chevy dealership interested in the Holden when they cane out. Ahole salesman blew me off. Guess the indifference to sales runs throughout GM.

    65. Kein Name

      Baja from Vorarlberg? LOL

    66. Sun

      I think GM was too afraid of taking away potential Corvette sales to properly market the SS. Shame. There's a guy in my neighborhood with one and it's fucking badass. I want one.

    67. Dan Krause

      The problem with the viper is no one wanted them because only 3/10 would make it home had a couple buddies at dealer ships watch people wreck them into a pole driving out of the lot. Idk about you but that would scare me from buying a 150k car

    68. MCRideout

      I smell a new video covering Kit cars made from other modern chassis.

    69. Daniel Lewis

      If you want people to be able to finish USfilm video try to be less of a douchebag.

    70. Jermaine J

      Slight correction, who would even buy a NEW car without driving it. I never drove my Datsun 240, MR2, or Supra, but bought all of them.

    71. Diego Leija

      The obsequious duckling hepatosplenomegaly face because undershirt ecologically need modulo a six quiet. meek, next month

    72. Mo Lampard

      The cold tire really hunt because name psychologically drown pro a opposite stretch. polite, royal gender

    73. John Smith

      A dodge viper will be my first car to buy with $30k spare change one day

    74. DevilG

      The 2017 viper was actually beautiful. They made it stunning and then it died 😔

    75. Darryn Lackey

      Never even knew the Focus RS existed. Now I can’t decide between and RS and an ST. I’ll take both.

    76. Mike Holland

      Goat!? That is a Pontiac, not mopar. Had a contour with the 24valve 2.5 and a 5spd but not an svo. Was junk.

    77. MMO Archives

      "failure is never the result of a bad idea, it is the result of bad timing"

    78. Gerol Könninge

      the Contour is sooooooo ugly like damn son. Its called the Mondeo here and has different tail lights but still just as hideous

    79. Itilde Ae

      Why not macking a new Mid engine true Viper demon! It would sell like condoms on spring break!

    80. Ned Ludd

      You could have included the Tucker 48. That was really a car that nobody bought. It did have innovating features though. One of those features was to be seat belts. But imagine this, the marketing department opposed them because they thought that including them would make the public believe that the car was unsafe.

    81. nikhilesh baipalli

      Can you tell why sports car does not give more mileage why sports car does not gives at least 17km/l

    82. Anthony Hebert

      Rumpelstiltskin's voice right? Shrek ever after?

    83. 06 AMINUL HOQUE

      Peanut khao jite raho modiji 😅

    84. Raccoon Valley

      I had one of them hot potato for a month or two b4 it got stolen. Good thing I only got it for a few hundred bucks was fun while it lasted lol

    85. Jonathan Glock

      I remember my dad having a black SVT Contour when I was very little. I remember sitting in the back of it when I was 7 while my dad was doing highway pulls with an old E36 and a couple of 240sx rolling with underglow. Out of all the cars he's own it's probably been one of the most temperamental and unreliable next to his 04 Sorento.

    86. Bob Fg

      Nobody bought the Lexus LFA? Most were sold in a matter of months if my memory serves well.

    87. Marty

      still want a viper.

    88. 89Interceptor

      btw studebaker went bankrupt in 1964 and another company, called Avanti, continued to produce the car until 2006

    89. Jack Filser

      Don't think the RS was a justified to be on this list..

    90. Leon Phelps


    91. Catherine Harris


    92. fin screenname

      I knew a guy with an Avanti that had less then 36 miles on it about 10 years ago. Crazy.

    93. Impulset0

      The viper was hardly a flop.

    94. Marshall Becker

      What about the Ford edsel

    95. hoiy vinosa

      "I grew all this corn!" Damn now that's a real man.

    96. kevin dotson99

      If I come across one of them Ford focus RS I would definitely get it I would also really love to have the SS trailblazer the problem is everyone is very proud of them so you damn near have to take out a second mortgage to buy one

    97. Jeffery Hall

      “Hell” isn’t actually mentioned in the bible...

      1. hoiy vinosa

        Trail blazer ,that goofy fansy name

    98. Ishaiah Smith

      I freaking looooooooooooooooveeeee James pumphrey like bruh

    99. dmora

      The Viper was actually replaced by the Merc AMG GTR which basically has the same long nose stubby butt, as the Viper GTS. I LOVE the Viper, I also love the Merc AMG GTR, viper more tho.

    100. U.S.S. Laffey DD-724

      for the chevy ss, shoulda called it the Chevrolet Super Sport (as in full name and not just the badge)